The thinking man’s alien movie

Likely the most original film I’ve seen all year; tremendously rich premise and insightful commentary. Still the requisite blood and guts for an alien/monster summer flick, but I could have watched 2 hours of just the social commentary, presented in a mix of faux news footage and documentary-style camera shots. And like the best speculative fiction, it leads you to reflect on our real world relationships and actions.

The film’s website is similarly innovative, presented as an artifact of the situation, with more man-on-the-street interviews.

If you can handle the monsters and gross special effects, this one is highly recommended.

Update: Oh wow, for the original short District 9 was based on, they actually asked people about the Zimbabwean immigrant problems South Africa was experiencing. Art imitating life…

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